Program Information
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Winter 2024: New Zealand KAAP
January 04, 2024 - February 01, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/15/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMHealth Sciences Complex 113The Health Sciences Complex is where the UD Physical Therapy clinic is located. Room 113 is located adjacent to the glass Atrium.
03/21/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMHealth Sciences Complex 113The Health Sciences Complex is where the UD Physical Therapy clinic is located. Room 113 is located adjacent to the glass Atrium.
04/06/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMHealth Sciences Complex 113The Health Sciences Complex is where the UD Physical Therapy clinic is located. Room 113 is located adjacent to the glass Atrium.
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/13/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMHealth Sciences Complex 113
11/14/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
12/11/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMHealth Sciences Complex 113
Program Notes
This program is currently recruiting students and will begin the application and enrollment process when an estimated program fee is established. To receive an alert when the program begins accepting applications please fill out this 24W interest form.

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 24W study abroad program.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 10-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students.
Program Description
New Zealand is the perfect environment to study exercise science in outdoor settings. Kiwis have a strong sense of Kaitiakitanga, or guardianship of the natural environment, which permeates all aspects of their life and culture. What better location than to learn about the relationships among physical activity, exercise, health, and disease than in the pristine outdoor settings of New Zealand.

We will split our time between the South and North Islands, staying in both major metropolitan areas and culturally significant locations. We will visit institutions like Te Papa Museum, the national museum of NZ in Wellington and the University of Otago Anatomy Library in Dunedin. Many of our excursions link directly to our course content, and therefore, require students to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity. We will bicycle on the Otago Central rail trail, hike on the Hooker Valley track and even go curling! We have included a variety of cultural excursions relevant to both courses, including an overnight stay at a marae, and several eco-trips.

Students reside in both single and shared rooms, in both dormitories and hostels. There will be some meals provided throughout our stay in New Zealand.

You don’t have to be a Kinesiology major to benefit from this unique pair of Exercise Science courses and exciting cultural excursions. All you need is a love for physical activity as well as an interest in Kiwi culture and the active, outdoor lifestyle of New Zealand!

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from New Zealand, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in New Zealand. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

Students should also budget an estimated $35 to cover the cost of their NZeTA to enter New Zealand. Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
KAAP 440-071: Topics in Exercise Science - Kinesiology of Outdoor Activities (3 credits)
Course content varies each semester with a focus on topics within Kinesiology and Applied Physiology.

The purpose of KAAP 440 is to introduce students to the application of mechanical, physiological, and neurological principles in the study of popular New Zealand outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, surfing and paddling. The human body is a versatile machine capable of moving itself over land and water. Students should gain an understanding of the mechanical and anatomical principles that govern motion, recognize how the human interacts with the natural environment and their gear (eg, footwear, backpack, walking poles, bicycle, etc) of hiking, cycling and paddling, and develop the ability to link the structure of the human body with its function from a mechanical perspective. Integrating physiological (eg., energetics, fatigue), neuro-control (eg., force modulation, coordination), and biomechanical components is necessary to comprehend aspects of efficient movement. Students will apply concepts learned in the classroom to their participation in field activities.
Restrictions: Open to seniors or with permission of instructor. May be repeated for nine credits when topics vary.
KAAP 440-070: Topics in Exercise Science: Gender, Sport, and Physical Activity (3 credits)
Course content varies each semester with a focus on topics within Kinesiology and Applied Physiology.

Contemporary view of gender in the world of sports and physical activity, with an emphasis on cross cultural differences between the United States and New Zealand. We will focus on biological, physiological, sociological, psychological, historical and legal aspects of gender differences in sport and physical activity. Study within New Zealand provides a unique opportunity to study gender differences up close across different populations

including Maori.
Restrictions: Open to seniors or with permission of instructor. May be repeated for nine credits when topics vary.
UNIV 370-080: Study Abroad - New Zealand (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). All students are also required to complete this Qualtrics questionnaire at least 24 hours before your interview.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

Preference will be given to KAAP majors.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $2,800.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$5,000.00$5,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,663.00$12,095.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,800.00$2,800.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Nancy Getchell
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
157 Rust Ice Arena
Todd Royer
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
201 STAR Health Sciences Complex

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.